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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I've been up to this week.

I found this drink on Pinterest and wanted to make it. It said that it was a detoxing drink and was refreshing. I just happened to have all the ingredients to make it! From here. Anyways... I hated it. I gagged every time I drank it. I couldn't even try and down it. I used mint leaves and not spearmint...so maybe that's it? I don't know. 

You make it and let me know :)
  Last week I made cilantro lime chicken tacos. I had an empty salsa jar and told Robert not to throw it away. So I had to think of something to do with it. This is what I came up with.

 I painted the top with grey chalkboard paint... then put cotton swabs in it! I love how it turned out.
 Also, that cute little birdy tube. That's my toilet paper holder I made a while back. It's from an Old Fashioned Oats containter. It fits toilet paper perfectly. I just cover it with cute paper but fabric might work better. My paper didn't go all the way around so the back has ugly cut up pink paper covering the rest [I just hide it:)]

 My thrift finds yesterday! Each of them were $2.97. Left: adorable old vintage lame. Right: 3 tier plate display [for like desserts or condiments]. Front: A lamp shade that I ripped apart so I came make this. To come later!

Lamp beauty up close!!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Ingrid Michaelson.[!!!!].. you know those tickets Robert got us for our anniversary.

Drove to Des Moines and

 started the evening off with Zombie Burger+Drink Lab

My burger was so horrible for you [not that Robert's was any better]. It was called "Trailer Trash Zombie" it consisted of: beef + cheese + fried pickle + chicken fried bacon + fried cheese curds + ranch....

Robert's was called, Undead Elvis. His consisted of beef + peanut butter + fried banana + bacon + american cheese + EGG + mayo.
We also had fries (they were so good). They had a fry sauce with them... and yes you people from out west... it was like fry sauce but had a spicy kick to it. It was so good.

The place was a fun place to experience but I don't think it would be my favorite place to go all the time. [I would probably die]

This is where are concert was!

Awaiting the festivities

Greg Laswell
 Quick story. After Greg was done he was standing on the side of the stage close to where we were. I told Robert, "Go tell him that he and Ingrid need to play our wedding song!!" So Robert went and talked to Greg. Greg said they were already planning on it!
Look at this crowd!

We thought this is when they were going to play our song, but they didn't, they played a song THEY WROTE! Called, You See the Light in Me. It is sooo cute. I recorded it but we ran out of memory.

Beauty right?!
She is just so cute!
  The last song of the concert was You and I, our wedding song!! We stood on the side of the stage and danced :)

Then we were off to the hotel! Robert was a sweetheart and booked us a hotel... but he got a hotel in Colfax, IA. It happened to be 30 minutes east of Des Moines. It was funny. The town consisted of the Colfax Inn, Mc Donalds, and a pizza place. So we checked into our hotel that smelled like body odor. We got used to it. [hahaha]
Walked over to Mc Donalds and got an ice cream cone. Then I decided I ate way too much and ran back to the hotel. Twas good. 

We finished the trip off by looking at apartments in Ames, seeing Sami, and I had a job interview. 

When we got back, we awaited Amy and Garth to arrive at our apartment to have them spend the weekend with us. [really we only saw them for a cumulative of about 2 hours, it was till good]

Thursday, July 5, 2012


This 4th of July we woke up early and went to........THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. It seriously was "AMAZING". I love it way more than the one with Tobey Maguire. 

Family get together involving tons of food and fireworks.